Healthcare in Turkey

Healthcare in Turkey
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Healthcare in Turkey After purchasing your property in Turkey you may decide to make your new home your permanent residence. In order to do this you need to apply for a residency permit. One of the conditions of having a residency permit it that you need to have in place a health care policy if you are aged between 18-65. There are different types of health cover policies available. There is SGK, the Turkish state health cover, Private Full health cover or a basic policy purely for resident permit applications. The SGK is only available if you have held a Turkish Residence permit for at least one year or if you are married to a Turkish Citizen. For private health cover there are numerous insurance companies who can give a quote for the cover you require. There are also many countries that have a Social Security Agreement with Turkey that includes reciprocal health insurance. If you are visiting Turkey just for a holiday you would normally have taken out an insurance policy to cover you and your family whilst you are on holiday.